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Mortgage Rates Tick up but No Chance of a Hike

Mortgage Rates Tick up but No Chance of a Hike

On the heels of a seven-week slide, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year loan has ticked up for the second week in a row to 3.68 percent but remains within 9 basis points of a near three-year low (and 22 basis points lower than at the same time... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Drops to One-Year Low, Odds of a Hike: Nil

Benchmark Mortgage Drops to One-Year Low, Odds of a Hike: Nil

Mortgage rates have dropped for the sixth week in a row and the average rate for a benchmark 30-year loan has dropped to 3.65 percent, matching its one-year low and within 6 basis points of its lowest rate since 2013 as concern about a global slowdown and market weakness... Read More »

Mortgage Rate Drops to Nine-Month Low, Odds of a Hike Near Nil

Mortgage Rate Drops to Nine-Month Low, Odds of a Hike Near Nil

Having slipped below 4 percent four weeks ago, the average rate for the benchmark 30-year mortgage dropped to 3.72 percent over the past week as concern about a global slowdown remains and the resultant flight-to-quality continues to drive the 10-year Treasury yield down to its lowest point in nearly... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to Three-Month Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to Three-Month Low

Having slipped below 4 percent two weeks ago, the average rate for the benchmark 30-year mortgage dropped to 3.81 percent over the past week “as concern about a global slowdown grows and the resultant flight-to-quality continues to drive the 10-year Treasury yield down,” as we wrote a week ago... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Drop on Market Weakness

Mortgage Rates Drop on Market Weakness

Having slipped below 4 percent last week, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has dropped another 5 basis points to 3.92 percent as concern about a global slowdown grows and the resultant flight-to-quality continues to drive the 10-year Treasury yield down. And with the markets roiled, the... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dips on China’s Market Chaos

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Dips on China’s Market Chaos

With China’s stock market rout rattling the markets near and far, and a subsequent flight to quality driving the 10-year Treasury yield down, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage slipped back below 4 percent over the past week. At 3.97 percent, the current 30-year rate is 24... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Back above 4 Percent and Forecast to Rise

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Back above 4 Percent and Forecast to Rise

For the first time in five months and following a post rate hike slip, the average rate for the benchmark 30-year mortgage is back above 4 percent having ticked up 5 basis points to an average rate of 4.01 percent on the last day of 2015. The current rate... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops following First Rate Hike

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops following First Rate Hike

With the 10-year treasury yield trading down following the Fed’s first rate hike in nearly a decade, we were expecting the average 30-year mortgage rate to drop rather than rise. And over the past week, the average rate for the benchmark 30-year mortgage ticked down 1 basis point to... Read More »

Mortgage Rates on the Move…Down?

Mortgage Rates on the Move…Down?

While the average rate for a 30-year mortgage ticked up 2 basis points over the past week to 3.97 percent, the 10-year Treasury yield, which typically drives mortgage rates, is currently trading down 4 basis points for the day. And if the trend holds, the average 30-year mortgage rate,... Read More »

The Fed Institutes a Rate Hike, Signals Four More in 2016

As predicted, the Federal Reserve has just raised interest rates for the first time since 2006, upping the target federal funds rate by 0.25 percent and signaling expectations for another four quarter-point increases in 2016. The Fed’s move raises the target federal funds rate from the near-zero mark it... Read More »